About

What is Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network?

FMs 4Ms Network is a Community Network founded in 2004 to assist Expat English Speaking mothers in Florence and Tuscany.  We are an International Community Network (INC) of English speaking moms that know how hard it is to move to another country, let alone with little children.

 

What we provide?

The FMs4Ms Network provides a website, blog, and discussion groups. That are all designed to assist mothers with information needed for raising their children while living in beautiful Firenze, Italy.  Along with the INC, we also schedule some Local Events that take place around the city for different occasions.   The main language of the network is English.

Along with our own events we also list local community events; advertising options for local business of interest to our network; listings of governmental, schools, and health information; businesses and organizations; weekly newsletters; and informational article posts..

Administrative Services of the FMs4Ms Network include creating and administering the database of members; creating and organizing the FMs 4Ms Network local events, searching for local events; creating boards for posting personal and informational posts, administering and handling of local advertising, updating and administering the community network social media networking sites, finding and articles of interests.

 

What are our goals?

FMs4Ms Network works to provide a sustainable, trusted community platform for Firenze and its surrounding areas; to enhance a vital community portal for expatriate English speaking mothers;   by offering easier access to already existing information and services; strengthening the local identity of the English speaking expatriate community; and revitalization, promotion, and maintenance of local communal ties.

 

What is our quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS)?

Our QoE and QoS is best shown by our statistical numbers which keep growing regularly through our main channels of social networking:

Right now we have

653 followers on our blog http://firenzemoms4moms.wordpress.com/

82 follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/FMs4Ms

446 follow us on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Firenze-Moms-4-Moms-Network-Expat-Group-for-Moms-in-Tuscany-Italy/392407680427

451 followers receive our weekly newsletter  http://eepurl.com/xZwo9

204 Use our Facebook Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FMs4Ms/

116 Members on the FMs 4Ms Discussion Forum http://firenzemoms4moms.forumatic.com/

 35,083 view our website yearly  http://www.firenzemoms4moms.net/

 

Our sister sites of now have totals, combined Facebook and the database, which are

Siena 162 members, Lucca 100 members, Rome 79 members (our newest group)

 

What is the role of the Participants in the FMs4Ms Community Network?

Participants in the FMs4Ms Community Networks are voluntary members of the network. No membership fee is collected for participating in the use of this network.  Some fees are asked for some FMs4Ms events which are used to cover the expenses of those events.  Each member can come and leave at free will.

Members of the community do have a voice to help the progress of the network. Which we promote through email correspondence; bi-yearly question and answer feedback polls; knowledge sharing in discussion groups, and by volunteering to help in organizing and creating many different events of the Network.

Members decide what they get from the network and therefore collectively they decide the growth and upgrades of the network.

Members can volunteer for the different committees we have: Playgroup committee, Events committee (with sub event committees), Blog writing editors, and the option to create new committees of interests.

 

How are decisions decided that regard the overall FMs4Ms Community Network?

Decision making for the network is done through discussions between the Administration and Main Committees Organizers.  This is done by internal email or scheduled meet ups.  As a result of these discussions the required upgrades or adjustments are identified and implemented by administration or members of the community itself to maximize the global efficacy of the network.  

 

What are the costs for Advertising used for?

Advertising fees collected for advertising on the FMs4Ms Sites are collected to cover Administrative costs for running the Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network.  The Administration of this Network is a very important factor in keeping the Network up and running.

How “Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network” came to be

Map of where are moms are

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